Dream Fluff Donuts, ink and watercolor, 5x7.5"

Dream Fluff Donuts, ink and watercolor, 5×7.5″

Do you have a happy face right this moment? I didn’t until I received a blog comment/email from a German blogger whose email and blog name is happyface313. It made me wonder what it would be like to be that committed to a happy outlook.

She inspired me to lose the grumpyface I’ve had the past few days while working on helping a loved one with difficult challenges, and to try out being Ms. HappyFace instead. I put on a smile, made the mental shift from grumpy to grateful, and surprise! It worked!

Happy Donuts, watercolor painting (sold)

Happy Donuts, watercolor painting, 15×22″ (sold)

What does all that have to do with donuts? Well, “Happy Face” made me think of Happy Donuts and my old painting of their shop (above), which reminded me I needed to post my recent sketch of Dream Fluff Donuts (at top). And donuts used to be my shortcut to happiness but I stay far away from those deep-fried, greasy sugar bombs now.

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  1. Whatever we can find that gets us back on target, Jana…So glad that this worked for you. So enjoy your sketches and stories that go along with them.
    annie

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  2. Wow, thank you very much, Jana!
    I am truly HAPPY :-) that my blog name and blog cheered you up.
    Life is too short to run around with a long face.
    Your scotches are so beautiful – do you have any more of Santa Monica?
    Have a very HAPPY and wonderful day!
    Greetings from the German girl in Vienna, Austria :-)

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  3. Ah you are right, we need happy faces, althoguh that change of attitude can be so hard to do.
    Love both the new sketch and lovely old painting.

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